Margaret Mathews

about 1863–
Tennessee, United States

The Life of Margaret

When Margaret Mathews was born about 1863, in Tennessee, United States, her father, Daniel Hope Mathews, was 30 and her mother, Ceclia Melton, was 28.

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Family Time Line

Daniel Hope Mathews
1833–1916
Ceclia Melton
1835–
Mary Jane Mathews
1856–
Robert G Mathews
1859–
Margaret Mathews
1863–
Elisabeth Manda Mathews
1869–
Mathews
Laura Mathews
1868–1942
Mattie Mathis
1871–
John Nubern Mathews
1878–

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World Events (8)

1863

Age 0

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1865 · Sultana Tragedy

Age 2

In April of 1865, the steamboat the Sultana exploded. The Civil War had been over for awhile so this was considered the worst maritime disaster in US history. Compared to the Titanic where 1,512 people were killed, 1,8000 soldiers were killed on the Sultana. Confederate soldiers that weeks earlier had been fighting with Union soldiers were now fighting to save their lives.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 33

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.

Name Meaning

English: patronymic from Mathew ; a variant spelling of Matthews . In the U.S., this form has absorbed some European cognates such as German Matthäus.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Margrett Mathis in household of Darnell Mathis, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Margaret Mathews in household of Daniel Mathews, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Margaret Mathews - Government record: Census record: birth-name: Margaret Mathews

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